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“Missed our tour due to illness. Debi was great to deal with.”

Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides
Ranked #2 of 41 Tours in Kissimmee
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Owner description: Private up to 6 Passengers - there are no strangers and no large boats on your airboat ride. The boat is yours and the Captain will stop the boat anytime you wish for photographs, etc. 4 incredible airboat ride choices: 1 hour "Wild Florida" and 90 minute and 2 hour "Florida Cracker" tours. Advance Reservations only.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Victoria, Canada
1 review
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“Missed our tour due to illness. Debi was great to deal with.”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had booked a tour with Debi for December 30th. Unfortunately two members of our party got very sick the night before our tour. I could not provide Spirit of the Swamp with the 48 hour notice required and felt very bad for missing our tour. Debi provided us with a partial refund for the missed tour. We were absolutely thrilled with this and feel it is our duty to FULLY RECOMMEND them as an outstanding company with great customer service. They were under no obligation to provide a refund but did so anyways. If we ever make it back to Florida we will most certainly take the tour with Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Tours. I will more service companies were like Spirit of the Swamp.

We wish you all the best in 2013
Richard (Victoria BC Canada)

Visited December 2012
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Des Moines, Iowa
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“Great Experience!”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

We had a really great time on our Airboat Tour with Spirit of the Swamp--loved that the boat was small and there was only the 5 of us--felt we got very personal attention and a very individualized tour. Our guide was friendly, funny and knowledgeable and we saw several gators in addition to birds and other wildlife. I would highly recommend this tour if you're in the Orlando area!

Visited November 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“A good way to spend half a day away from theme parks.”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

We took the airboat tour with Spirit of the Swamp a week ago. We were with our 3 kids (15,12 and 6). I picked this tour because it was a small boat for our family only and we could have a 2 way communication with the captain through our headsets. This was great because we could ask questions and be heard throughout the trip.

The morning of our trip was very foggy. We called to see if we could push the trip back but were assured that by the time of our scheduled trip at 10am, the fog will clear.

It took us 45 mins to get there from our hotel at the Disney's Polynesian Resort. We arrived at the jetty at around 10.05am, following directions we were given. It was pretty straight forward with the GPS. Captain Blake was already there waiting for us. We got going right away.

After 20mins or so, the fog lifted and the sky was clear. Very beautiful. We saw bald eagles at first. It took awhile but we finally saw some baby gators. The kids were very excited. Captain Blake also took pictures for us too. We also saw woodstocks.

This is a great diversion from the usual theme parks. The kids had a great time and it made for a pleasant half day activity. We were glad we took the 90 mins tour. The 60mins would have been given as too little time by the time the fog lifted. Also, we understand from Captain Blake that the gators like the warm sun, so we only really saw them in the last 30-45 mins of the trip. If I were to do this again, I'll do the tour at 11 am instead.

We were glad we did this.

Visited December 2012
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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Excellent trip and a great value”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Our guide, Captain Blake was awesome. We did the 90 minute tour and were disappointed when our time came to an end. He was very knowledgeable about the area and pointed out the alligators as well as various birds and plant life native to the area. I highly recommend allowing time for this trip when you are planning your trip to Orlando.

Visited November 2012
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Yorkshire
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“Highly recommended”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

We've been on airboat rides before with a better known company, but there's just no comparison with them and Spirit of the Swamp.

Although Spirit of the Swamp may be slightly dearer than the other company it's well worth the extra for a more personalised experience.

Captain Harold is extremely knowledgeable, but also not afraid to admit it if there's something he doesn't know.

We will be back!

Visited November 2012
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